Tadaaa! My personal favourites for Christmas 2014. The list starts with a brand-new designer headphone and ends with classic macarons but extra-dressed for this festive period! I love sweets, tea as well as stylish technology newbies. So here we go - Christmas gift ideas 2014 for him and for her, for daddy, auntie or a colleague! I think it's a good mixture of tastes and most of the items are purchasable in Luxembourg-City. Why? Because it's my home town and I want to share with you my favourite corners over here. Each item is linked to its local or online shop! Enjoy and leave me a feedback, I'd love to know if I was helpful to inspire you!
HEADPHONE | Parrot Zik 2.0
This headphone is an innovative designer piece of Philippe Starck. Wireless and ergonomic, it offers several options for a perfect sound, comfort and music control. You can manipulate the volume and tracks through the sensitive panel - demo on the website. It also has a concert hall effect. What I realllllly love is the HD Voice. Instead of letting your smartphone fill your head with dangerous radiance you can enjoy hands-free calls!
ONLINE SHOP | COST: 350€
CANDY BOX | Chocolate House + Cinnamon Home
This set is made of hand-crafted items all available in Luxembourg! It was my own idea to combine them! :D I think the different departments of the box filled with chocolate make the whole thing look like a big surprise full of discoveries! For me it's like holding Christmas in my hands! I'm a big fan of Chocolate House. The place is beautiful and cozy, the staff adorable and the chocolate unique. The home-made spoons are the speciality of the house. You dip them into hot milk and there you are - a perfect hot chocolate in several flavours. I wrote an article about the house some weeks ago, read it here. The other thing that makes this set looking so pretty is the wooden box of Cinnamon home, an online shop based in Luxembourg as well! The box is made by Danish designers and I love its retro look and pleasant smell of wood!
HYBRID CAMERA | Olympus Pen EPL-7
This new little elegant mirror-less camera is my personal highlight of the year. It's available in grey and black as well! I wrote a whole review about it that you can read here. I'd say it's a solid present for everyone who loves taking pictures, professionally or not and who is attracted by old-school and retro fashion.
ONLINE SHOP | COST: 500€
TEA BOX | Tee Geschwendner
Tee Geschwendner is a tea shop in Luxembourg-City and when you get in, you hardly go out without tea. I love their big variety of tea! They don't only sell black and green tea, but also several sorts of fruit tea and organic herbal infusions. This Christmas box contains an organic herbal tea, ginger-cinnamon-anise honey, a spoon and a bonbon. The packaging is very festive and the content not only tasty but also healthy for this cold season! There are different boxes in the shop!
BEAUTY BAG | Janette
The pochette de Janette - a local newbie in Luxembourg. I love the way the Janette team chooses the ingredients for their subscription bags, you'll always find items out of the mass market so this month be ready for fashion and beauty discoveries like temporary tattoos, Aztec like necklaces and handmade soaps! My personal highlight of the month - the Max Mara scarf!
ONLINE SHOP | COST: 18.50€ for Luxembourg, 23€ for Belgium, France and Germany.
MACARON GIFTBOX | La Durée